Community Outreach

Referred to as the Village in the City, Beverly Hills/Morgan Park is truly a beautiful place for both residents and visitors: A community of lush trees, colorful gardens, numerous parks and green spaces, stately homes and quaint shopping districts. BAPA’s programs and initiatives engage our neighbors in fun, meaningful and productive activities and actions that strengthen and beautify our community.

Be a Volunteer

We invite you to be part of the BAPA Team! Volunteers make our work possible, helping us to plan and present events and programs. Call 773-233-3100, email us or sign up today!  

New Neighbors

Are you new to Beverly Hills/Morgan Park or do you know someone who recently moved here? Let BAPA know! BAPA welcomes new residents to the community and shares information about local organizations, schools, businesses, events and more to help new neighbors become a part of our community.

We also host New Neighbor Meet & Greets, connecting new and longtime neighbors in a casual setting designed for making new friends. Find out more by contacting Mary Jo Viero, mjviero@bapa.org or 773-233-3100.

Beautification/Sustainability

Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful.

Hazrat Inayat Khan

Referred to as the Village in the City, Beverly Hills/Morgan Park is truly a beautiful place for both residents and visitors: A community of lush trees, colorful gardens, numerous parks and green spaces, stately homes and quaint shopping districts. With the help of volunteers and community partners, works year-round to maintain and enhance the beauty of the community through various programs and initiatives, and to promote the conservation of our natural environment through programming, initiatives and events that make Beverly Hills/Morgan Park a wonderful place to live today and for generations to come. BAPA invites neighbors to join us in our efforts. Look for articles on environment-friendly topics in The Villager. To learn about volunteering, email bapa@bapa.org or call 773-233-3100. Community service hours are available for student volunteers.

Improvement and Infrastructure

The Beverly Area Planning Association is committed to advocating for and creating a community that enhances the lives of its residents and makes Beverly Hills/Morgan Park a great place to live. This requires serving as a leader and resource for residents and businesses by:

  • Supporting the advancements of walkable and bikeable streets that provide connectivity and promote economic development opportunities.

Beverly Bike map: 

Bike safety guide: 

  • Connecting residents and businesses with the resources needed to address and improve their private property.
  • Endorsing reputable businesses that provide quality work in maintaining and improving our community through the BAPA Trades Referral program. LINK
  • Partnering with the 19th Ward Office https://www.19thwardmobile.com/ and City of Chicago departments to address infrastructure concerns in the community.
  • Applying for funding opportunities to enhance community experience for residents and visitors.

Recreation

Nearly every house in Beverly Hills/Morgan Park is within walking distance of a Chicago Park District park or playlot. Many of these sites offer seasonal sports, swimming pools, preschool activities, summer camps, fine arts programming, fitness classes, multi-purpose rooms, and more.

  • Ridge Park
    9625 S. Longwood Dr. 312-747-6640
  • Graver Park
    1518 W. 102nd Pl. 312-747-6163
  • Munroe Park
    2617 W. 105th St. 312-747-6561
  • Beverly Park
    2460 W. 102nd St. 312-747-6024
  • Kennedy Park
    11320 S. Western Ave. 312-747-6198
  • Morgan Park Sports Center
    11505 S. Western Ave. 773-840-4622
  • Hurley Park
    1901 W. 100th St.
  • Barnard Park
    10431 S. Longwood Dr.
  • Blackwelder Park
    11500 S. Homewood Ave.

CPD Park Advisory Councils

The Beverly Area Planning Association invites neighbors to participate in Park Advisory Councils (PAC) for their local park. PACs promote ways for the community to better utilize the Chicago Park District’s programs and facilities; provide communication to the Chicago Park District on matters relating to their parks; increase community awareness of Chicago Park District projects; provide the community with a vehicle through which park information can be shared; and assist in locating alternate funding sources to enhance park facilities. To learn more about PACs, go to: https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/get-involved/join-park-advisory-council

If you are interested in serving on the Park Advisory Council for your park or establishing a PAC, please contact Cathriona Fey (cfey@bapa.org).

Dan Ryan Woods – Forest Preserves of Cook County

Beverly Hills/Morgan Park residents are fortunate to have easy access to the 257-acre Dan Ryan Woods, part of Cook County’s network of forest preserves. The visitor’s center is located at 8700 S. Western Ave.

The Dan Ryan Woods includes sledding and snowboarding hills, historic aqueducts, fitness stairs, picnic groves and a mile-long paved loop that connects to the Major Taylor Bike Trail. For nature enthusiasts, the Dan Ryan Woods is home to several native plants, animals and migratory birds. Classes and events are offered regularly. The Friends of Dan Ryan Woods https://www.facebook.com/DanRyanWoods/ host work days to remove invasive plants and oversee other projects; volunteers are welcome. Plan your visit to the Dan Ryan Woods https://fpdcc.com/places/locations/dan-ryan-woods/

Historic Districts

Beverly Hills/Morgan Park residents are stewards of some of Chicago’s most distinctive architecture. The community is home to the Ridge Historic District, one of the largest urban districts on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as three Chicago Historic Districts and several individual Chicago Landmark properties.

Homeowners/Civic Associations

A great community doesn’t just happen! Neighbors work together in every corner of our community to make sure little problems don’t turn into big ones. BAPA can help you get involved in your association.

Help for Property Owners

Low Interest Home Improvement Loans

Visit the city of Chicago Department of Community Development website to learn about helpful programs and resources.

311 City Service Request

Through the city of Chicago’s Online City Service Request community residents can make complaints about anything from an abandoned vehicle to tree trimming requests at any time of day or night. Find out more about CHI 311 

Building Permits

To find out whether you need a permit for your project and to apply for your permit online visit the City of Chicago’s Department of Buildings website 

Directory of Community Organizations

CIVIC | SAFETY | RESOURCES

Police Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency/City Services: 311

Morgan Park Police Station/District 22
1900 W. Monterey Ave. 312-745-0570

22nd District CAPS Office CAPS022District@chicagopolice.org
312-745-0620

19th Ward Office
10400 S. Western Ave. 773-238-8766

OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Center https://www.osfhealthcare.org/little-company-of-mary/
2800 W. 95th St., Evergreen Park 708-422-6200

Maple Morgan Park Food Pantry https://maplemorganparkfoodpantry.org/
11030 S. Longwood Dr. 773-239-3013

A New Direction Beverly Morgan Park Domestic violence services
773-253-7226

19th Ward Mutual Aid http://www.19aid.com/
Emergency food and hygiene free stores.

Catholic Youth Ministry Center At Morgan Park High School
1825 W. Monterery Ave. 773-881-0193

TRANSPORTATION

Beverly Hills/Morgan Park neighborhood has seven stops along the Metra Rock Island commuter line traveling to downtown Chicago in about 30 minutes. View train schedule https://metrarail.com/maps-schedules/train-lines/RI

CTA: 888-968-7282, http://www.transitchicago.com/

FINE ARTS | CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS

Ridge Historical Society https://www.facebook.com/RidgeHistoricalSociety/
10621 S. Seeley Ave. 773-881-1675

Beverly Area Arts Alliance (The Alliance)
info@beverlyarts.org

Beverly Arts Center
2407 W. 111th St. 773-445-3838

Beverly Branch Library
1962 W. 95th St. 312-747-9673

The Beverly Theatre Guild
Baer Theatre at Morgan Park Academy
2153 W. 111th St.
773-284-8497.

Boundary Art Space
Private art gallery; visit by appointment

The Frunchroom
South Side reading series

Vanderpoel Art Association Gallery
Ridge Park Fieldhouse
9625 S. Longwood Dr. 773-779-0007

Walker Branch Library
11071 S. Hoyne Ave. 312-747-1920

CHURCHES

Apostolic Assembly of Our Lord Jesus Christ,10708 S. Vincennes Ave., 773-445-9859 

Bethany Union Church of Chicago,  https://www.bethanyunion.com/ 1750 W. 103rd St., 773-779-0123 

Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9401 S. Oakley Ave., 773-445-7558 

Beverly Evangelical Covenant, 10545 S. Claremont Ave., 773-445-4319 

Beverly Unitarian Church, 10244 S. Longwood Dr., 773-233-7080

Chicago Friends, 10749 S. Artesian Ave., 773-445-8949 

Christ the King Church, 9235 S. Hamilton Ave., 773-238-4877 

Church of the Holy Nativity, 9300 S. Pleasant Ave., 773-445-4427 

Imago Dei- Beverly Morgan Park, 10511 S. Oakley (south end of building), 773-609-3135 

Morgan Park United Methodist Church, 11030 S. Longwood Dr., 773-238-2600 

Morgan Park Baptist Church, 11024 S. Bell Ave., 773-445-9443

Morgan Park Christian Church, 10929 S. Prospect Ave. 

Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, 11056 S. Longwood Dr., 773-779-3355 

Prayer Tabernacle COGIC https://www.facebook.com/PTCChicago , 9535 S. Prospect Ave., 773-881-9389 

St. Barnabas Church, 10134 S. Longwood Dr., 773-779-1166

St. Cajetan Church, 11234 S. Artesian Ave., 773-238-4100 

St. John Fisher Church,  https://www.stjohnfisherparish.net/ 10234 S. Washtenaw Ave., 773-445-6565

St. John the Divine Lutheran, 10511 S. Oakley Ave., 773-238-2320

St. Paul’s Bible Church, 1960 W. 94th St., 773-238-4368 

St. Walter Church, 11722 S. Oakley Ave., 773-779-1515 

Trinity United Methodist Church, 9848 S. Winchester Ave., 773-445-5300